Travel Blog

From our favourite locations to watch the northern lights to the best places to watch whales in Canada, stunning pictures of the Sweden's Icehotel to the 7 natural wonders of our world, read our blog for all your holiday inspiration.

Top Things to Do in Svalbard

An alluring haven at world's end; the Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s largest untouched wilderness areas and it’s precisely this vast area of raw nature that puts it on the bucket list for many. Read our top favourite things to do...
  • Adventure
  • Inspire Me
  • Northern Lights

Thursday, 13th June 2019

Becky Masih

This hotel made of ice should be on everyone’s bucket list

The original and iconic ICEHOTEL is back this year to celebrate its 30th anniversary, with bigger and better designs than ever before. The impressive structure has been erected year after year since 1989, offering guests a unique location to spend the night in.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Destination Specialist

Crossing the Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific

Our Product Specialist, Liz, reveals her incredible experience of Crossing Australia's Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific. Spanning the continent from ocean to ocean, the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. Find out more.
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Liz Lunnon

What It’s Like To Cruise To Antarctica – Photo Gallery

No photograph can really do justice to the Great White Continent – but here are 16 of our favourite images of Antarctica.
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 29th April 2019

Jo Cooper

Our Planet: Top 5 Wildlife Encounters

Inspired by Blue Planet Live and the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Our Planet (narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough!), we invite you to take a quick glance at five of our most popular wildlife encounters from around the planet...

Thursday, 11th April 2019

Becky Masih

Master of the Mush

One of the most iconic experiences on a winter holiday in Lapland, Swedish musher, Kenth Fjellborg gives us the lowdown on the thrills of husky sledding, and why you should give it a go.
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife

Sunday, 7th April 2019

Destination Specialist

The Top Things To Do In East Iceland

From spectacular hikes and coastal drives to waterfalls, volcanoes and wildlife, East Iceland is becoming a magnet to travellers in search of a quieter, less visited side of the country. We recommend eight of the best things to do in this beautiful and diverse region, easily accessible from the town of Egilsstadir.
  • Destination Insiders

Friday, 29th March 2019

Eric Shadbolt

Canada’s Bear Watching Lodges

Read about the best properties to stay in if you want to watch bears in the wild in Canada. Knight Inlet, Spirit Bear, Great Bear, Tweedsmuir Park and Farewell Harbour are all lodges that are perfectly located for seeing plenty of wildlife. You’ll enjoy a very warm welcome and be surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Wildlife
  • Where to Stay

Friday, 29th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 21st March 2019

Jo Cooper

20 Years Of Partnership With Hotel Ranga

We've been working closely with Hotel Ranga for over 20 years. Located in Iceland's spectacular countryside, it features in some of our most popular itineraries from summer self drives to our flagship northern lights small group tour.
  • Inspire Me
  • Where to Stay

Friday, 15th March 2019

Becky Masih

Top 7 Baja Highlights

Read our Travel Specialist's top 7 highlights from her recent adventures in Baja California.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Jo Cooper

A ride on the Flam Railway

Norway's famous Flamsbana 'Corkscrew Railway' between Myrdal and Flam is one of the world's steepest, and most beautiful, train journeys – here's what Tom thought of the journey.
  • Adventure

Monday, 11th March 2019

Destination Specialist